What Happened on January 16, 1966

Historical Events

NFL Pro Bowl

16th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: East beats West, 36-7; MVPs: Jim Brown, Cleveland Browns, RB; Dale Meinert, St. Louis Cardinals, LB

NHL Record

Chicago Black Hawks' right wing Bobby Hull scores 4 goals (his 17th career hat trick) in a 6-5 loss to NY Rangers; becomes the first player in team history to score 300 goals

  • Chicago is granted an NBA franchise to be called the Bulls; become the 3rd NBA franchise in the city, after the Chicago Stags (1946–50) and Chicago Packers/Zephyrs (now Washington Wizards)
  • Harold R Perry becomes 2nd black Roman Catholic bishop in US
  • Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi seizes power in the chaos caused by a military coup and becomes the Nigerian Head of State
1966 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Washington, American discus thrower (Olympic 4th 1996), born in Glasgow, Montana
  • Jack McDowell, American pitcher (NY Yankees, White Sox, Indians), born in Van Nuys, California
Born in 1966

Famous Deaths

  • Margarete Susman, German-Jewish writer, dies at 91

About January 16, 1966

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 2 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Sound Of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
  • UK #1 Song: Keep On Running - Spencer Davis Group